Is "As a cp alternative" necessary?
cp -p does preserve mode, ownership, and timestamps. It also provides the
-a option which preserves even more. I can only assume the article is talking about an older GNU cp or a cp from some other UNIX environment.
I don't know that there are any Arch users who are using something other than a recent GNU cp from James Eder 16:54, 30 July 2011 (EDT). I don't see how this is relevant to Arch Linux (or any other modern GNU/Linux distribution).
- I agree it's unnecessary. yngwin 00:29, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
- I don't see the value of this section either, other than for historical reasons which are not pertinent to this article. Whabash090 02:47, 16 December 2011 (EST)